The favourite city guide for expats, internationals & business travellers

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Welcome to Düsseldorf and Amazing Dusseldorf, the English language guide with all that’s needed to assist expats and internationals living or working in the city.

Artistry, dance, music and laughter are the language of variety and vaudeville that every international guest can understand. The current performance in the unique Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté is Déjà Vu. Wednesday thru Sunday with matinee on the weekend too.

The Happenings article reveals many upcoming international events in Düsseldorf.

Shebeen Flick 2018_ is an Irish Film Festival with screenings held in the cozy Souterrain. This unique art house cinema is in the basement below bistro Muggel in Oberkassel. Following the sold-out screening of A Date for Mad Mary at the first festival in Düsseldorf last year, the upcoming weekend event in March promises packed audiences too. Expect a programme filled with new Irish films as yet unseen in Germany alongside conversations with filmmakers and lots of craic. Dates in the Happenings page.

Finally, the Düsseldorf weekly original movie update reveals new releases and ongoing films of many genres in English and other languages. Those reading from the Ruhr Metropolis will be pleased to know a weekly update of movies in many Ruhr cinemas is available there too. Enjoy!


ProWein goes City

Once a year during March, the professionals gather in Düsseldorf to attend a leading international trade fair of wines and spirits. To enable those not from the trade to partake, ProWein goes City takes place in bars, bistros, restaurants, clubs, wine merchants and hotels.

Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté


Scene of girl in front of mirror
© Apollo

The current production takes the audience to a magical cosmos and places the question - is it a dream, recollection or hallucination? More than just theatre - artistry and dance, music and laughter speak a language that every international guest can understand. Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté offers a unique show & dine experience.


OV Movies and Films in Düsseldorf


© Amazing Capitals / Greg

Original language movies in Düsseldorf 15-21.3: Mary Magdalene, Cézanne - Portraits of a Life, The Florida Project, Whatever Happened To Susan Jane, Lucky, Molly's Game, Red Sparrow, The Post, Call Me by Your Name, The Shape of Water, Black Panther, Wind River, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Plus F, R, J.


Happenings in Düsseldorf


© English Theatre Düsseldorf

In Düsseldorf every now and then something special takes place. Such activities can vary from a concert, vernisage or celebrations to mark an opening, a spontaneous pop up or a small one off event. The community loves happenings such as Expat Entrepreneurs or Educating Rita from the English Theatre Düsseldorf.


Happenings in Neuss


© Theater Töfte

Every now and then something special takes place in Neuss. Such happenings can vary from celebrations to mark an opening or anniversary to a market or a one off concert. The community is quick to pick up on such events, creating gatherings large and small.


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Palladium Relocation

Palladium Mobility Group offers relocation services and immigration services. Committed, multilingual consultants possess local expertise to pave the way for employees and their families to settle into their new environment quickly, easily and as successfully as possible.

International School of Düsseldorf

Cartwheel sculpture of the ISD international school düsseldorf

Choosing a school for your child is a big undertaking and one of the most important factors in relocating. The ISD fully understands this and welcomes you and your child in a truly international community which supports positive and cooperative working relationships between students, teachers and parents.


International School Ruhr

several students in the park
© Ralf Schultheiß

The International School Ruhr in Essen offers an exciting new environment for educating international children from countries across the globe. For many expat and German executives, the availability of a school geared towards international requirements is essential when choosing a base to live and to work.


ISR International School on the Rhine

Students at the ISR in Neuss

ISR International School on the Rhine a short drive from the centre of Düsseldorf is an accredited, private and international all-day school starting at Kindergarten. Many choose ISR because the academic program prepares students for the world-wide renowned International Baccalaureate or IB.


Utilities in Düsseldorf

© Amazing Capitals / DeiaGreg

Power, gas, water and waste disposal can all be ordered separately. Local utilities corporations offer complete services, while a few national giants and lower priced competitors also vie for business. Confusing tariffs are abundant.


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Flavours and styles of urbanisation vary widely throughout Düsseldorf. Early twentieth century residential buildings predominate in popular Oberkassel nestled on the western banks. Younger residents and aged locals mix well in the bubblier neighbourhoods of Flingern and Bilk.

Neuss Düsseldorfer Häfen

Harbour scene with barge docked in Düsseldorf
© Neuss Düsseldorfer Häfen

The company's intelligent world of logistics offers cleverly combined services at ports in Neuss and Düsseldorf, Krefeld and Cologne. Beyond ports and waterways, rail haulage enables Neuss Düsseldorfer Häfen to offer a trimodal combination of efficient and low impact forms of transportation of goods.


Street Art

© Amazing Capitals / DeiaGreg

Many examples of street art can be found tucked away in residential side streets and more openly on house frontages or bridges. Kiefernstrasse is an exciting street to visit. In Düsseldorf, graffiti has outlived its day and property or vehicles are less defaced in most places.


Ruhr Meeting

Outdoor view of the structures of the Zeche Zollverein
© Ruhr Tourismus / Lueger

Meetings, incentives, conferences, events, MICE, is a global industry constantly in search of the right destination. The fascinating Ruhr Metropolis a short distance from the state capital of Düsseldorf is a big player offering unlimited locations and opportunities.


State Sights

© Oliver Franke / Tourismus NRW e.V.

Great historical events have shaped NRW and many monuments preserve their memory. Besides the cathedral in Cologne, the Hermann Monument and the burial site of Charlemagne in Aachen, many castles, cathedrals and smaller monuments can be found across the state.


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